Picked up one of these at Harbor Freight today. $16, less the usual 20%
coupon. I just wanted the gauge for a one-time test so I figured it
was worth a chance. Package was sealed so I expected the usual flimsy
plastic single-use crap, but was pleasantly surprised. First class
gauge. A few sucks and blows (sorry ladies) and it always responded
well and came back to exactly zero. Came with a good quality 2 ft hose
and 5 adapters, all brass and one plastic tee. Gauge has thick rubber
wrapped around for shock protection, and a very well-written manual. So
now I can return the vacuum hose ($5) and package of plastic tees ($4) I
bought at the auto parts place.
Dammit - I hate when Chinese made stuff works. I still hope their stock
Fuel Pump and Vacuum Tester
Pittsburgh Automotive - item# 93547
one plastic tee. Gauge has thick rubber wrapped around for shock protection, and a very well-written manual. So now I can return the vacuum hose ($5) and package of plastic tees ($4) I bought at the auto parts place.
Does it have a certificate of calibration? How do you know how accurate it
is? The o-rings inside will get leaky because the chambers aren't sealed
that well and safarcus gets inside and chews them up. Just sayin... It will
probably work well for your app. But drop it on the gauge and head out to
buy a new one. Even an expensive analog tire gauge craps out if dropped.
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